A new video from Bethesda was released today that looks to the future, a future that includes the release of Starfield on November 11, 2022. In the video, Game Director Todd Howard, Studio Director Angela Browder, and Art Director Matt Carofano sit down and talk about Bethesda’s history and approach to games like Skryim and Fallout, and how that’s shaped the development of Starfield.
Bethesda Shares New Video That Talks About Starfield’s Potential Longevity
Bethesda shared a new video today called “Into The Starfield: The Endless Pursuit” which features the likes of Todd Howard, Angela Browder, and Matt Carofano. In the video, Bethesda’s history and approach to game development is discussed.
In particular, one aspect of the video that stands out is the focus on Starfield’s potential longevity, with comparisons being made to Skyrim.
It’s noteworthy as Skyrim originally released on November 11, 2011 (a date that pairs nicely with Starfield’s November 11, 2022 release) and over the last decade, is a game that’s seen solid support from Bethesda.
“I think we underestimate how long people are going to play it,” Todd Howard says in the video. “You look at Skyrim, we’re sitting here ten years later and it keeps having this life and it changes how you want to create something.”
Other topics of discussion pertaining to Starfield include the vast potential for exploration in the game given its space setting, and the impact of the game’s more realistic, science-based elements.
“It’s got a more realistic, science-based backing to it,” Matt Carofano explains. “Whereas Skyrim is sort of an epic fantasy, this is a more grounded game and a grounded setting about exploration.”
It’s suggested in the video that the mechanics of Starfield’s world will be different from previous Bethesda titles, but there will still be similarities including an emphasis on interactivity.
“The mechanics of the world are entirely different,” says Todd Howard. “But there are similarities. And I think that those are things we like. We like playing first person. We like having all the coffee cups. We like being able to touch everything. Those moments make the whole thing believable.”
For those curious about what Starfield may look like, a nice chunk of concept art for Starfield is shown in the video from environments to robots and more.
Meanwhile, as the video progresses, another interesting statement is made from Todd Howard about “step out” moments in Bethesda games.
It’s noted that with Bethesda games, there’s always a “step out” moment where the player steps out into the world and it triggers an emotional response.
With Starfield, there will apparently be not one but two of these “step out” moments.
Overall, the video has us excited for Starfield as it sounds like there’s a lot for Bethesda fans to look forward to. After checking out the video, we’re eager to hear your thoughts on the information shared.
Are you looking forward to the release of Starfield on November 11, 2022? What do you think of the concept art shared in the video? Let us know in the comments below, or on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!